Stock Market Today: Stocks Climb on Series of Deals, Buybacks, Takeover Bids
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets were marching higher Wednesday as the first acceleration of Chinese economic growth in the past three quarters bolstered international markets and Time Warner (TWX) soared after rejecting an $80 billion takeover bid by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox (FOX).
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was rising 0.33% to 17,117.26. The S&P 500 was gaining 0.3% to 1,979.15. The Nasdaq was adding on 0.3% to 4,429.83.
Time Warner shares were jumping more than 15% to $82.07 as Time Warner rejected Fox's offer to combine the two New York-based entertainment conglomerates.
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